Dr. Brian J. Divelbiss, MD

Dr. Brian J. Divelbiss, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 53 years old

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I joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2001 and have served as President and CEO of the group since 2012. I enjoy...Read more

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Patient Reviews (15)
in Kansas City, MO |
Dr Divelbiss is caring, very knowledgeable and professional. I recommend him to everyone I talk to about orthopedic care, already. He is an excellent physician.
in Raymore, MO |
Dr. Divelbiss was very courteous, friendly and informative. He explained in detail what my problem was and how best to treat it. My appointments have been quick and on time.
in Kansas city ks |
Very nice and talk to me about what's going on
in Overland Park, KS |
Knowledgeable, friendly, efficient
in Overland Park, KS |
Professional and straightforward. A very good combination.
in Lawrence,KS |
Fantastic choice! excellent knowledge , skill and professional approach to my hand and finger problem. Never pushy, always pleasant, with a great since of humor. Office staff were excellent and professional as well.
in Overland Park, KS |
Excellent diagnosis and care.
in Odessa Missouri |
Always pleasant and I would highly recommend him To anyone with hand or wrist problems.
Dr. Divelbiss was extremely professional and knowledable. He was able to preform surgery to releive my pain created by my ulnar nerve. I am extremely pleased with my results!
Kansas City, MO |
Very personable doctor. Efficient staff. Pleasant environment.
in Kansas City, MO |
Dr. Divelbiss, his Assistants and his Staff are outstanding in every way......without a doubt, THE Best!
in Olathe, KS |
Awesome doctor!!
in Overland Park, KS |
The care I received from him and his staff was very good. I would recommend him and use him only for any hand issues. Great bedside manor!!
in Leavenworth, ks |
Exceptional patient interaction. Very caring and kind. Results from surgery are great. Highly recommend .
in Mission, KS |
His surgery techniques are amazing. My carpal tunnel scar is hardly visible, the trigger thumb release is not visible at all. He listened to my concerns and advised me. His medical assistant Becky, is the best I've ever encountered.
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Dr. Divelbiss says...

I joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2001 and have served as President and CEO of the group since 2012. I enjoy being a hand and upper extremity surgeon because of the significant impact I can have on a patient's quality of life. It's very satisfying to see a fracture or tendon injury that you can repair and return the patient back to his or her previous level of function. It's about problem solving. I take a look at the problem, we work through the diagnosis and discuss all their options, and we collectively make the decision together as far as what's going to be best for them. I see my role, first and foremost, as an educator.


  • Hand, wrist, elbow, biceps tendon rupture, and some shoulder problems
  • Provides non surgical treatment of Dupuytren's contracture

Professional Summary


  • B.A. Biology & Natural Sciences, Westmar College, LeMars, IA
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


  • Transitional, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
  • Army Flight Surgeon Program, Ft. Rucker, AL
  • Staff General Medical Officer, Emergency Room, Ft. Riley, KS


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

Dr. Divelbiss' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bicep Injuries
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Hand Conditions
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Wrist Disorders


  • Medical School
    University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    Ft Rucker Aeromedical Ctr
    Madigan Army Medical Center
    Staff General Medical Officer, Emergency Room, Ft. Riley, Ks
  • Residency Hospital
    Allegheny General Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University Of Iowa, Iowa City, Ia
  • Undergraduate School
    Westmar College, Lemars, Ia

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection